Shiv Community Forest of Nepal is competing against 12 other projects countries at the World Challenge 2011 and voting has already opened. 

The SCF lies in the Khata corridor – a stretch of forest connecting Bardia National Park in Nepal and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in India. Both protected areas are home to endangered species including tigers, Asian elephants and the Asian rhino. Local people have to contend with crop destruction by these wild species. Now, Shiv Forestry has found a non-lethal way to keep rhinos away from farms.

The winning project will win $20,000 USD grant while the other two runners-up will receive $10,000 each to develop their initiatives. If you think this is a worthy cause, actually THIS IS A WORTHY CAUSE so go register your votes by November 11th at www.theworldchallenge.co.uk in hope that Shiv Community Forest can be a successful place where locals can reside along with the endangered animals.

Here’s a link to see the short video on Shiv Community Forest.

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  1. here’s hoping they “win” and the money is actually utilised for the sole purpose rather than disappear into someone’s pockets!

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